B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$133,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    7%
  • Own
    93%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$46,641
National
$53,889
Children
11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    52%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

    Buchanan Township Reviews

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    There are many highways that go right through Fairfield so in a way its quite easy to get around but the closest airport with international flights is in Cedar rapids which is about an hour and a half away. Parking is readily available all over town, and we have plenty of walking trails that people can use. Some parts of town do not have side walks but those aren't areas you would necessarily be walking in anyway. There is definitely no congestion since it is a small town.
    Review Buchanan Township
    I would never choose to work in this town. Most of the available jobs involve serving in the restaurant business or supermarket chains which I am definitely not interested in being apart of. However, there are some factories nearby that have decent wages so if you are lucky enough to get hired there without a college degree then it isn't so bad. I prefer working in Iowa City.
    There is some variety in town due to all of the families that are apart of the Maharishi community. They started their own organic, specialty store that has a lot of interesting foods in it, and there are several excellent restaurants to choose from. I personally really enjoy the Pad Thai from the Noodle House.